Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring Cleaning

Foss Harbor Marina does not allow any boat washing with soaps, so I used vinegar and scrubbed like a wild woman making good headway on dirt, grim and green stuff. The docklines came home for washing and became crystal clean and like new.

The inside of Pashmina looks bad from the gulls pooping everywhere in spite of a tarp. This will have to be addressed on another day. I did get a larger tarp in place, which should help. The guy down the dock has a power washer which should be the right solution.

I took Shatoosh out for a run up to the opening of the Foss Seaport Museum. I tied up next to my favorite vessel in all of Puget Sound, the Grand Dame, The Thea Foss. Boy, is she a beauty!

I ran into some ladies from the marina so we quickly untied Shatoosh to give them a boat ride. A severe rain storm hit us as we departed the dock. We could not see a thing, so returned  to my slip. It is nice meeting more people at the marina. I will have to see the Museum another day.

A busy but fun day. It is good to begin getting ready for some cruising. This is the first year that I am not making a major voyage on the first week in June. I heard from Too Tall he will be coming in late June rather than August. I best get going.